Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wiki-Humor: Better Than You'd Think

From the Wikipedia entry on Meta-jokes:

"Three people of different nationalities walk into the bar. Two of them say something smart, and the third one makes a mockery of his fellow countrymen by acting dumb."

"Three blokes walk into a pub. One of them is a little bit stupid, and the whole scene unfolds with a tedious inevitability."
—Bill Bailey

"How many members of a certain demographic group does it take to perform a specified task?"
"A finite number: one to perform the task and the remainder to act in a manner stereotypical of the group in question."

Anyone who can post a meta-joke that is better than the third entry (better = liked more by S.W.) wins a prize.

1 comment:

ish said...

What is the difference between one group and another group?

One group is something, and the other group is a linguistically rearranged version of something in a amusing manner.

A person walks into a bar carrying an improbable object. The bartender inquires about the object and the person tells a long story, which is semingly unrelated but ties it back in at the end at which point hilarity ensues.

x::Knock Knock.
y::Who's There?
y::[WORD] who?

Finally, a Zen Meta Joke:

Two people with some sort of relationship begin a conversation.
Then, the first one says something incongruous.